Crawford, who succeeded Mel Gibson in the role of Martin Riggs for the TV reboot, "is making a third season a rather complex proposition" after he was disciplined for bad behavior, according to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. Andreeva reports she has "learned that Crawford has had a history of bad behavior on the show, and that he has been disciplined several times over complaints of emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment. I hear the issue has escalated to a point where other actors as well as crew on Lethal Weapon would feel uncomfortable being on set with him. The problem is threatening the future of the show, with a recasting — a rare and dramatic move when involving a lead of an established series — being explored. Fox and Warner Bros TV declined comment." Crawford's behavior was first hinted at in a blind item that Michael Ausiello posted last Thursday. Ausiello confirms he was referring to Crawford when he wrote about a one-hour drama's "increasingly untenable 'personnel problem,' per a source. Turns out one of the series’ leads has become impossible to work with, and his massively disruptive behavioral issues are causing the network/studio to rethink bringing the series back."
TOPICS: Lethal Weapon, FOX, Clayne Crawford